Traditional Medicinals

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50

Pros: The taste here isn’t so cloying as the Throat Coat. It just has a general herbal medicine taste.

Cons: It’s pretty obvious that Throat Coat soothes throats, at least temporarily. I never noticed any effect from this one. Didn’t do anything for my congestion.

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67

Blech, so sweet. Way too much licorice root in this tea, at least flavor-wise. I don’t know if licorice root has a medicinal value?. Of course no one is drinking this for the taste anyway. It definitely took some of the pain out of my sore throat.

It didn’t fend off my cold, but points for effective symptom relief.

Fjellrev

Hope you’ll feel better soon!

Tamarindel

Thank you! I am definitely on the mend — I don’t have that dragging feeling of doom that came over me when the cold was in full swing — there’s just a little lingering congestion now, but I am kind of a wimp about colds. Just not used to being sick.

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56

relaxing

Flavors: Cinnamon, Skullcap

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp

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75

The taste doesn’t move me much one way or the other, but this does seem to be a great tea for insomnia. I try a lot of “sleep/relaxation” teas, and this is one of the most effective I’ve tried. It was even recommended to me by my acupuncturist, who’s really experienced with all types of herbal remedies. I’ll be buying this regularly as a sleep aid.

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25

The licorice root is too strong for my liking. It pretty much overwhelmed all the other flavors, although I did steep it quite a while and it tends to get stronger over time.

Kristal

I found the same thing with this tea. Personally I’d rather drink straight echinacea tea and use throat lozenges as needed.

rosebudmelissa

I agree. I just tried straight Echinacea for the first time and I quite liked it.

Kristal

At the first sign of a cold I start chugging!

rosebudmelissa

Sounds like a good strategy. I’ve been alternating it with peppermint and Lemon Ginger. It definitely seems to be helpful for me.

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55

The taste is very strong, bitter, and nutty, and very similar to black coffee. I definitely would not drink this for the taste, but it’s still a great tea to have it around for digestive health.

Flavors: Bitter, Coffee, Dandelion, Nutty

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100

This is a nice blend of mints, chamomile, and various herbs. I find is soothhing and it tastes very good. I will be drinking this as an every day herbal tea rather than just after meals or when I am sick.

Flavors: Cactus Flowers, Floral, Herbs, Lemongrass, Mint, Peppermint, Root Beer

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 17 OZ / 500 ML
rosebudmelissa

That sounds like an unusual mix of flavors.

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95

One of my favorite teas. The perfectly tart cranberry blends smoothly with the strong fennel flavor. This is one of those stand-alone teas, with strong flavors, which I appreciate as I don’t use sugar or milk with any of my teas.

I can honestly say that I also feel less bloated after drinking this. I’m sure not everyone will feel the difference, and perhaps it’s a placebo effect, but since I love the flavor so much, I can’t complain! It’s just an added bonus to feel firmer.

Flavors: Cranberry, Fennel, Lemon

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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90

Absolutely delicious, I notice chamomile, sweet mint, dried flowery herbs, maybe something lemony or minty like catnip or lemon balm? Very soothing and not medicinal/yucky at all.

Flavors: Floral, Flowers, Herbs, Mint, Pepper, Peppercorn, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 24 OZ / 700 ML

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53

Bought this in winter because it seemed like a good therapeutic tea to keep on hand during cold season. Fortunately, I never needed it for medicinal purposes. As the anise/licorice flavor was so prominent, I used it a bag at a time in combination with other teas, to soften its flavor profile I don’t know which ingredient soothes the throat the most, but that effect still takes place, even blended as one bag of this with five bags of other teas in one pot.

NOW—the part I never even noticed until before I drank the last bag by itself, so I could review it here: The WARNINGS!! Dunno about you, but I am so used to drinking herbal teas and blends that I forget that all the different plants which make up herbal teas HAVE DIFFERENT EFFECTS ON THE HUMAN BODY. Especially now that I’m getting older and taking daily meds, I have to start paying attention and READ THE HERBAL TEA BOX BEFORE I BUY IT, IN CASE I SHOULDN’T BLEND IT WITH MY MEDS.
This is the entire paragraph at the bottom underneath the “Supplement Facts” box:
CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONER prior to use: if you have low potassium levels, if you have rheumatoid arthritis, an auto-immune disorder or a progressive systemic disease such as tuberculosis, leukosis, collagenous, multiple sclerosis, AIDS or HIV infections; if you are taking immunosuppressants, diuretics, corticosteroids, cardiac glycosides such as digoxin, or potassium-depleting agents, or if you are PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING.
DO NOT USE this product if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, or impaired kidney or liver function; if you are allergic to plants in the daisy (Asteraceae) family like chamomile or plants in the parsley (Apiaceae) family such as fennel. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR USE WITH CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE.”

So there you have it—a reminder from me to READ EVERY HERBAL TEA BOX FOR WARNINGS, such as these. Even ones you’ve been drinking for ages—just in case. Fortunately for me, having one bag blended with others over a three month period, the 16 bags didn’t seem to do me any harm, even though I have high blood pressure and should not have been drinking this tea.

Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Lemon, Lemongrass, Licorice

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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15

Gosh this taste like burn dandelion root mix with mud together. Its very earthy but i get this aftertaste i could only describe as yuck! I purchased it for its medicinals quality so lets see if it works. I am going to force myself to finish this cause i bought it, but i think i prefers yogi moon cycle better for the same purpose.

Flavors: Dandelion, Mud, Wet Earth

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65

I’ve had this tea for a while, but never had to drink it up until now. I caught a little bit of a cold- although it has not progressed beyond a bit of a sore throat since I caught it three days go. My husband has more a cough along with a sore throat, but not so much for me.

In terms of taste, this is a very strong licorice tea. I don’t care for the taste, but it does provide some relief. So weighing taste vs medicinal properties, I’ll rate this one a 65. It’s not one I drink “for fun”, but it helps when I need it.

Flavors: Anise, Licorice

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Jillian

That’s pretty much how I feel about all of Traditional Medicinals’ offerings

Kristal

Makes sense, but I suppose their marketing is “medicine” and not “delicious tea”.

BTW, although I very, very, rarely drink tea with sweetener, this goes well with honey which helps provide even more relief.

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74

My go-to when I feel a cold coming on.

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96

This tea smells and tastes amazing! Echinacea is starting to become a favorite!

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59

i have a stash at work that i drink when nothing else is availble not bad but no great…good to sip on warm when it gets hot here in dallas i will see if it is good iced

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75

I haven’t made a tasting note in a while. I’ve been drinking tea, but it’s the same old, same old teas. Nothing new to write about. But last night I woke up around 2:30am with a horrid sore throat. I got some water and went back to sleep and just kinda dozed until the alarm went off at 6. It has gotten progressively worse. Maybe should have made some Clary tea from whispering Pines or some Cold 911 from David’s, but a friend suggested a ginger tea. I thought, what the heck, and made this one.

Ah, delight. Soothing warm tea on raw throat. If your throat feels like it has a six-sided pebble stuck in it, I can recommend this tea.

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75

I wasn’t planning on buying any tea for a while, but I saw this one marked down to $0.79. It was the Holly Jolly holiday version, but even so, seventy-nine cents??? I mean, how could I pass it up? Besides, I’ve been wanting a ginger tea for my tummy which seems to be frequently unhappy.

My first surprise was that the steeping time was 10 to 15 minutes. That seemed terribly long to me. I let it steep 11 minutes, which seemed to be about right. I can’t smell it, and I don’t get a lot of flavor, really, but I could feel the burn of the ginger. I don’t think I’ll drink this one for pure enjoyment, but it will be nice to have for those evenings when I’ve over eaten.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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45

This tisane is way too sweet for me and the licorice flavor is a bit overpowering. But that being said, it works! A sore throat feels significantly better after sipping this.

Flavors: Anise, Licorice, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

This isn’t a taster’s tea – but that doesn’t mean it is terribly unpleasant. It’s comparable to a very toasty oversteeped green tea. After 3 days of headaches that could not be eased by painkillers/ stretching/ hot showers, I drank a cup of this figuring the headaches must be hormone related. It cleared things up perfectly and gave me relief the rest of the night.

Flavors: Bitter, Green, Sour, Toasted, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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